Away Days

Away Days: Goodison Park

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Welcome to our new Away Day’s feature, we hope to cover all the information that you need to know if you are planning on following the mighty hammers around the country.

After a fantastic win against Tottenham on Wednesday, we now go to Goodison Park this Saturday hoping to continue our brilliant form.  I am expecting an exciting match and one thing I know for sure is that our fans will be out-singing the Everton fans.

General Information:
Address: Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EL
Away turnstiles: Bullens Road Stand, 53 – 60. 

Seating
The West Ham fans will be seated in the east side of the stadium, in the two tiered Bullens Road Stand at the side of the pitch.  The stand is very old and the quality of seating isn’t the greatest, especially if you are seated at the back of the stadium.  If you are sitting at the back, you are likely to have a supporting pillar blocking your view, which can obviously be a bit frustrating. 

Travel

Directions/Parking
From Upton Park it takes between 3.5 and 4.5 hours by car, via the M1 and M6.

From the M6 exit at J21a you will need to follow the M62 until you reach the end of the motorway.  You then follow the A5058 Queen’s Drive towards Liverpool.  After four miles, at the roundabout junction with the A59, turn left into County Road.  Three quarters of a mile along County Road, turn left into Spellow Lane and then left into Goodison Road. left at the traffic lights into Utting Avenue.  Keep going for one mile and then turn right at the corner of Stanley Park into Priory Road. 

If you arrive by 1.00pm there should be sufficient street parking around Walton Lane. The other option is to park in Walton Lifestyles Sports Centre (Sat-Nav postcode L4 9XP) where you can park for £5 – it is about a fifteen-minute walk to Goodison Park and by parking there you avoid the traffic at Stanley Park and it is only a five minute drive from the motorway.  The last option is to park near Anfield or in Stanley Park for £8. 

Train

The nearest station is Kirkdale on the Merseyrail Northern Line, which is about a mile from Goodison Park.  Trains to Kirkdale depart from Liverpool Central Station which is a short walk from Liverpool Lime Street.  Changes can also be made from Liverpool Moorfields Station to connect to the Northern Line.  Trains also run from the North starting at Ormskirk and Kirkby.  

For travel updates check http://www.nationalrail.co.uk 

Soccerbus is a shuttle service running directly between Sandhills station and Goodison Park.  If you’re travelling by train, ask for a ticket to Goodison Park and for an add-on of just £1 you will get a return trip on the Soccerbus.  You can also pay as you board the bus, for only £1.50 for a single or return ticket.  The Soccerbus service runs for two hours before kick-off and for fifty minutes after the final whistle.

Drinking

There are quite a lot of choices when it comes to drinking venues, but you should avoid the Royal Oak as this is for home fans only.  

There is also a small outdoor Fanzone behind the Park Stand which serves alcohol and food for both home and away fans.  Refreshments are available in the concourses, but remember they do not allow drinks to be brought into the stadium.  

If you’re not going to be at the match, make sure you add ‘thewesthamway’ on Snapchat and keep an eye on @WestHamWaycouk on Twitter for live updates throughout the game.  We will also be creating a place on our forum where you can sell tickets and arrange to meet, travel and drink with other fans.  Make sure you check it out.  

Let’s hope all of you travelling fans have an excitable enjoyable match and safe journey.  COYI!

@flump9 – Twitter

*Details correct at the time of writing this article.

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